Cases of COVID-19 

When a student or employee either test positive for COVID-19 or has been identified as a close contact or

household member to someone who has tested positive, the following will occur:

● The Department of Health (DOH) will conduct an investigation, and those individuals involved will be

directed to a 14-day home quarantine or isolation.

● The DOH will work with the school principal if it is identified that someone (student or staff) at the

school is affected.

● The DOH will send a letter to the principal with start and end dates of an individual’s quarantine or

isolation. The affected individuals will also receive a letter from the DOH notifying them once they have

completed their quarantine or isolation.

● NOTE: It will be the responsibility of the employee to notify his/her supervisor if he/she tests positive

while working at a non-HIDOE site or other non-HIDOE situation.

● The principal will contact the Communications Branch to assist with communicating to the school

community if COVID-19 affects the school.

COVID-19 Point of Contact and Response Team

                                    COVID-19 Contact Person:                    Stacey Bello, Principal

                                    COVID-19 Response Team:                    Stacey Bello, Principal

                                                                                                      Renee Katada, School Health Assistant (SHA)

                                                                                                      Robert Carvalho, Head Custodian

                                                                                                      Debbie Coloma, SASA

                                                                                                      Christopher Perry, ParentSquare Communication

                                                                                                      Gale Taum, Student Services Coordinator (SSC)


School Health Assistant

The School Health Assistant (SHA) plays an important role in assessing our students on a daily basis. This role

will be even more critical in assessing and intervening in suspected COVID-19 cases.

These are the essential functions of the SHA:

● Serve as point of contact for student health matters

● Perform emergency first aid

● Administer approved routine prescribed medication

● Maintain health records using HealthOffice Anywhere

● Report unusual absenteeism to the DOH

● Coordinate with school staff/students’ families

● Oversee the school health room

● Screen students for illness

Due to CDC guidelines, Keaukaha Elementary's Health Room has been relocated next to the main office. This

new location provides a larger space to ensure safe social distancing between students and the need for isolation areas, as required. Isolation areas will be available for students and staff.

If 10% of the entire school or 20% of one grade or classroom are sent home with common flu-like or

gastrointestinal symptoms, the SHA will contact the appropriate health authorities for further direction.

The current SHA is Renee Katada.